This post was last updated on December 12th, 2011 at 03:17 pm
A local principal told me today she had to suspend 20 students from computer privileges for inappropriate use of school computers. Primarily Facebook. Specifically some of these students were engaging with bullying others socializing. She also suggested most of these student’s parents do not understand the implications of their actions, let alone what facebook is or does.
While my initial reaction was to suggest alternate ways to handle the socializing, the bullying of course raises another issue. She did ask our IT guys to considering blocking Facebook. He was not prepared to make that call. We discussed it later and would certainly like to pursue educational opportunities.
I quickly fired up a tweet and received this responses(for those that do not understand twitter, it only allows 140 characters, thus the IMspeak) :
- cburell @shareski I’d be interested to read a post about that. If they violate AUP, how is it different from any other misbehavior?
- Durff @shareski I would revoke until they had passed bullying curriculum and parental meeting…then when they graduate from tha
- kwhobbes @shareski get them to explore the effects of